Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Superintendent's Mailbag - Summer school information

Each week, the Clark County School District (CCSD) responds to some of the emails it receives from parents and district employees. This week, the district responds to an inquiry about Summer School.

A parent asked, “My daughter is behind in credits and I would like to know if there are any opportunities for her to catch up this summer so she will graduate on time?”

CCSD will have 11 summer learning sites where students can earn credits to catch up or to get ahead during two...

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Category: employees

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
From our classroom to the top - CCSD graduate becomes Alabama superintendent

Selma, Ala., is about 1,800 miles from Las Vegas, and its school system has very little in common with the Clark County School District (CCSD). For one thing, Selma has 11 schools and 2,700 students, while CCSD has 357 schools and nearly 320,000 students. Today, however, the two school districts have something significant in common: a Las Vegas native who attended CCSD schools was named superintendent of Selma City Schools.

Dr. Angela Mangum, a 1978 graduate of Chaparral High School,...

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Category: employees

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Star Graduate: Ricardo Martinez of East CTA

Note: CCSD is celebrating upcoming graduations by highlighting "Star Graduates."

East Career and Technical Academy (ECTA) student Ricardo Martinez is ranked seventh in his senior class. During his senior year, this hard-working construction technology program student completed an internship with Castiglione Construction Company while attending classes and working six days a week for a local shoe company. For his senior capstone project, Ricardo designed a colorful playground set for...

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Category: students

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
SWCTA student Abigail Ly receives Forward Together Scholarship

Congratulations to Southwest Career & Technical Academy student Abigail Ly, who received the 2015 Bank of Nevada Forward Together Scholarship. Ly was presented with the $3,000 scholarship at the Public Education Foundation’s Scholarship Recognition Luncheon on May 22, 2015. She was chosen among 60 applicants to receive the scholarship based on her grade point average, community service efforts and essay. After high school, Ly plans to attend the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and...

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
CCSD Police to host Pill Take Back event May 30

As KLAS-TV reported, the Clark County School District (CCSD) Police Department, in conjunction with the Care Coalition, will sponsor a “Pill Take Back Day” event on Saturday, May 30, from 8 a.m. – noon. This community event will take place at Cimarron-Memorial High School, located at 2301 North Tenaya Way in Las Vegas. Document shredding will also take place, but the primary focus is to collect expired or unused prescriptions so they can be disposed of in a safe manner, which will also...

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Category: general

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Board of School Trustees approves budget for the 2015-16 school year

During a special meeting on May 20, the Clark County School District (CCSD) Board of School Trustees adopted the 2015-16 budget that takes effect July 1. The $2.3 billion spending plan incorporated an $88 million budget deficit for the upcoming school year. Chief Financial Officer Jim McIntosh stated that as education budgets were finalized by the Nevada Legislature on May 16, that deficit has been reduced to $52 million. There was not enough time to incorporate these legislative changes...

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Category: employees

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Boulder City High School renovation to begin July 6

As reported by the Boulder City Review, the renovation of Boulder City High School is set to begin July 6. The newspaper said, “Construction of the new classrooms will begin in September, and those displaced by construction will be in portables.” Principal Amy Wagner said, “I’m excited for the community, for the school and for our students.”

Category: schools

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Leadership Las Vegas donates books to Cambeiro Elementary School

The Class of 2013 of Leadership Las Vegas recently donated a large number of books to Cambeiro Elementary School. As KTNV-TV reported, “In addition to these books, Leadership Las Vegas helped secure a 10-thousand dollar grant for classroom reading material and $4200 in cash for reading incentives.” According to its website, Leadership Las Vegas is "the premier executive development program in Southern Nevada." For more information, call (702) 641-5822.

Category: schools

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Latino Youth Leadership Conference set for June 16-21

High school juniors and seniors will take part in the 22nd Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference, scheduled for June 16-21, 2015 at UNLV. The event is free, and participants will stay at the UNLV dorms. Questions may be submitted to lylc.nevada@gmail.com.

Category: students